We ONLY welcome applicants looking for a long term placement - over 12 weeks
POSITION AVAILABILITY Housekeeper
Mid February for 3 months or more
POSITION - General Maintenance/Estate work.
Mid February for 3 months or more
Minimum age = 21
You would be free to return home for Christmas & New Year.
We are a small family business (holiday cottages and Bed & Breakfast).
We have woodland, garden, river and vegetable garden as well as a dog, cat, chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea-pigs & geese. Jeronime is a qualified and experienced EFL teacher
We are a large family with 7 children (4 at home) so our house is ALWAYS a very busy.
We love walking the Fells, sailing, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, camping, fishing & BBQs on the Lakeside....and the rain!
Basically, if you can do it outdoors... you can do it in Keswick, the Adventure Capital of the UK.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
WE HAVE TWO LONG TERM WORKAWAY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Which one will you apply for?
POSITION 1 - HOUSEKEEPER
To be in sole charge of cleaning the family house, laundry, help with the B&B & work in a team cleaning the self-catering cottages. Occasional babysitting.
POSITION 2 - GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Must have qualifications / experience in some of the following:
plumbing / electrical work / carpentry / painting and decorating / woodland work / gardening / farming / You will be working outside and Cumbria can be wet and cold! Come prepared.
We would also like you to help clean guest accommodation on Saturdays.
We require Workawayers with experience, who are organised, conscientious, use time effectively and who can work independently.
We offer 'pocket money' to most long-stay (3 months or more) WorkAways after a trial period of two weeks. This ranges from £10 - £50 per week and is intended to help go to the cinema, the pub, use the swimming pool, the bus etc etc.
This will be paid half each week and half when you complete your agreed stay.
You MUST be prepared to be independent during your free-time. We have a busy guest house and family so although do try and include WorkAways in our family activities, we do prefer to accept WorkAways who do not rely on us for entertainment.
Please read our Host Listing CAREFULLY.
Contact us including the following in your message:
1. Which post you'd like to apply for.
2. The dates you'd like to come and volunteer
3. Your experience / qualifications for the post.
4. Why you'd like to volunteer in Keswick, Cumbria.
We are not interested in those who send bulk messages to hosts!
English, reasonable French, some German, some Japanese, Arabic
A lovely, newly renovated, self-contained cottage just behind Greta Hall:
One double bedroom
One double sofa bed-separated from the living area by a curtain.
Kitchen and Shower room
The cottage has two wood burning stoves and a electric water heater.
You are expected to keep your accommodation exceptionally clean and tidy as this is one of our guest cottages.
Occasionally, we need to use the Barn Cottage for paying guests. We know about these bookings well in advance and will give you a room in the main house for these periods.
We will supply the following:
Full range of store cupboard basics.
Flour & yeast - I will teach you how to make bread.
Weekly supply of fresh fruit, vegetables, milk & butter.
We are vegetarian although do occasionally eat fish.
NO OVERNIGHT GUESTS
Our place is set in 3 acres of land, with garden, vegetable garden, woodland and river, 5 minutes walk to the centre of Keswick in Cumbria.
Keswick has a large international community who are very welcoming.
There are loads of groups & societies in Keswick (walking, knitting, climbing, singing, theatre....) some of which are free/very cheap to join. Most of our WorkAways have taken full advantage of these opportunities and have made good friends here.
We have boats and bikes for you to borrow.
We encourage you to only speak English whilst here. You will find that your English improves much quicker if you do.
We are happy to help long term WorkAwayers find paid part-time work in Keswick.
Your WorkAway experience will be as good as the effort you put into it!!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
25hrs per week
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